For the Carnival epicurean, the culmination of Rio’s February festivities can mean only one thing – the intoxicating whirlwind of feathers, finery and raucous glamour that is the Copacabana Palace Magic Ball, which will take place on 1st March. Far from the madding crowd, the ‘Baile do Copa’ is a private carnival extravaganza, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mingle with the crème de la crème of Carioca society and the international jet-set. Whilst enjoying an evening of entertainment, guests can help themselves to an exquisite buffet including oysters, lobsters, quail and roast beef, while a never-ending supply of champagne and premium spirits will keep the party rolling.
Dehouche reveals all…
The dress code is luxury fancy dress for women and gala black tie for men. But you must also tailor your outfit to this year’s theme: surrealism. Bonus points to anyone who can pull off a Dali Moustache!
For costume advice, don’t hesitate to contact Dehouche’s personal shopper. Your imagination is the limit!
Leopard-print is sooo 2011. Avoid!
Don’t dress down. This is the place to be seen not to be safe.
Table Talk: Salvador Dali was so much more than moustaches and melting clocks. Did you know he also had a pet ocelot called Baboo and suffered from a crippling fear of grasshoppers?
Dehouche Reveals: The Carnival Queen of this year’s ball will be… Brazilian actress Luana Piovani! She says: “For me, Carnival is sacred, I like being the heart and soul of the party and this’ll be the first time I’ve had the opportunity to take part in the ever-sophisticated mecca that is Copacabana Palace Ball”
The Damage: The entrance fee is R$1800-R$2850 per head. The price may give you sticker shock, but can you really afford to miss out on all the fun?
For more information, please contact Dehouche at firstname.lastname@example.org.